London 2012

Sorry, But These Aren't "Everyone's Games" Yet

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngIt's been called the Games for everybody. But, this is not true. Women are not equal to men in the Olympics, and it needs to be fixed. It can't be lied about, or glorified for what it isn't. The Olympics are not equal, and to insist they are is insulting to equality and women. We've made strides, but not enough. If it's only a good start, then it should only be reported as a good start.

Watching the Watchdog: Maybe We'll do Better Next Time, at Least in TV Coverage

Tim Knight | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png The people's network, CBC, has won the rights to broadcast the next Olympics. Maybe the broadcaster will do what CTV didn't: bring us stories, instead of running those interminable heats and quarter finals which brought us numbers and statistics.

You Want Hospitality? Visit P.E.I.

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island -- Olympic moments happen across this country on a daily basis. The participants may not be going for gold medals like the competitors at the London 2012 Summer Games, but they are striving to achieve ultimate success. Although they do it in obscurity, the spirit with which these entrepreneurs pursue their goals is similar to the dedication elite athletes have for their disciplines.

Who Wore The Nude Bodysuit Best?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Style

The Olympics have ended, but there's still a competition on for who can sport a nude bodysuit best. British singer Jessie J performed at the closi...

London Brings Curtain Down On Glorious Games

CP | Paul Haven, The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada

LONDON - With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, ...

London Gets the Gold Medal in Hygiene

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngFar away from the headlines of this headline-grabbing Olympics is an important lesson that can bring solace to almost every germaphobe. Unlike any other Olympics before, these Games have shown that preventing infection is not only possible, but also relatively easily accomplished.

The Canada vs. U.S. Soccer Game Proves Female Athletes Deserve Our Respect

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngMonday's Canada vs. the States soccer game was so good it made you forget you were watching women's soccer, or care (if you did). Too often, female athletes have to fight for airtime, and for recognition. It shouldn't be like that, but sports are sexist in nature. We're all guilty of slighting female athletes. So, thank God for Monday, because we can't now. Compared to this, Usain Bolt's thrilling 9.63 seconds was like a warmup to something better.

Meet Iran's Olympic Giant

AP | Karl Ritter, The Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada

LONDON - When Iranian super heavyweight Behdad Salimikordasiabi squats with 325 kilograms on his shoulders, the other weightlifters in the training ha...

No One Spotted Doping -- Yet

CP | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada

LONDON - At the midway point of the London Games, no competitor has been caught doping at their event. At least, not yet.Still, every day a different ...

London 2012: The Most Hygienic Games Ever?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.png There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.

Bye-Bye Amigo

CP | Steven Wine, The Associated Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada

WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams dominated with her groundstrokes and even hit a left-handed forehand Thursday to beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozni...

Another Loss For Team Canada In Women's Basketball

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Shona Thorburn of Hamilton scored a game-high 17 points but it wasn't enough as Canada dropped a 64-60 decision to France on Wednesday at the...

Twitter Users Suggest #RejectedOlympicEvents

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada

#NBCFail isn't the only Olympic hashtag flying around Twitter. This morning, tweeters have been suggesting their own #RejectedOlympicEvents. Every...

Internet Wins Easy Gold Over NBC in Olympic Coverage

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngNBC has continued to delay all of their Olympic coverage so far -- the opening ceremonies, Michael Phelps' race. Do they not know about the Internet? In only three days, NBC has single-handedly shown all of us why folks are turning off their TVs and turning on their computers. They wonder why their ratings are dropping and why the money is fleeing. Maybe they should watch their own shows.

Day 2: Canada's First Medal, An American Upset And More

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Canada claimed its first medal on an entertaining Day 2 of the London Olympics that saw three world records fall and a man lift three times h...

Ouch!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Annie Martin of Sherbrooke, Que., and Marie-Andree Lessard of Ville LaSalle, Que., lost their opening preliminary round match 17-21, 21-14, 1...

Olympian Speaks Out On Sexism After Winning Silver

CP | Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Biting her tongue does not seem Lizzie Armistead's strong point, but the young Briton did just that prior to winning the silver medal in the ...

The Week That Was: I Admit I'm Not Watching the Olympics

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Does this make me a bad person? I was sitting in the HuffPost newsroom on Friday afternoon when the noise of the overhead televisions -- and the funny, running commentary of the news team -- drew me over. I watched as the surreal montage of industrial smokestacks, dancing chimney sweeps, the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine," nationalized health care, Voldemort, top-hatted marching men etc. etc. exploded over multiple screens. "Who do we have to blame for this?" I asked one of the news editors. "China."

Chanelling Randy Starkman

Kristina Groves | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada
Kristina Groves

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngSince his sudden and tragic passing in April, Randy Starkman's Olympics Blog has faithfully remained in the top left spot of my computer's web browser favourites page. We'd all grown to rely on Randy for his insight, inside scoop and eloquent storytelling of Olympic Canadiana, and it seems unjust, and impossible even, that in London his voice will be silent.

Christine Sinclair Leads Canada To 3-0 Soccer Victory

CP | Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada

COVENTRY, United Kingdom - For a game and a half of the London Olympics, the face of women's soccer in Canada had been largely invisible.But team capt...

Olympics Opening Ceremony Volunteers Get Thrill Of A Lifetime

CP | Sheila Norman-Culp, The Associated Press | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada

LONDON - Penelope Summers is not a singer, dancer, juggler, clown, stunt biker or roller skater. She's a 34-year-old sales project manager.Yet on Frid...

50 Olympic Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.27.2012 | Canada Living

On Friday, thousands of athletes will walk down the Olympic stadium, raising their flags with pride. With more than 200 countries taking part in t...

2012 Olympics: Let the Germs Begin

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngThe Games represent a unique opportunity for the world to share its germs and for public health officials to find a way to stem the tide of infection. The fear of germs has recently been raised to a level not seen since the days of SARS or the pandemic flu. It's now a matter of time to see whether the fears will be realized or fade away as the athletic achievements take over.

Athletes Unleashed On Social Media... Sort Of

CBC | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

As the 2012 Summer Olympics approach, the International Olympic Committee is taking a huge step in loosening its restrictions on social media usage fo...

London Mayor Encourages Toronto Olympic Bid

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A surprise city council decision Friday to consider bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics was given a solid thumbs up from the mayor of Londo...